May 13, 2019

Local Industry and Community College Join Forces at Davie County Job Fair

Davie CONNECT and DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties joined forces on Wednesday, May 8th at the Davie Campus in Mocksville for the first co-sponsored job fair. The event brought together more than 20 employers representing a wide range of professions and industries. Career options at the job fair included positions in the areas of healthcare, advanced manufacturing, business, IT, education and more. According to Carolyn McManamy, director of Davie CONNECT, “Our first co-hosted job fair attracted a large number of job seekers and we are thrilled with the teamwork and the support of DCCC as we […]
May 9, 2019

S.A.F.E. – Super Hero Gala, Saturday, May 11 at FUMC Mocksville

Substance Abuse Family Education (SAFE) members will host their first annual Superhero Gala on Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center on North Main Street in Mocksville. The evening will include a meal, an inspirational speaker, recognition of SAFE participants and information regarding the program. The SAFE program seeks to provide support to members of the community who are afflicted and/or affected by substance abuse, behavior afflictions, and/or domestic violence issues and is offering light and hope to anyone who comes their way. “Addiction to substances and/or behavioral afflictions can affect any […]
April 28, 2019

Daniel Boone Family Festival, Saturday, May 4th, will Dish up Food, Fun, Music and a Heapin’ Helpin’ of History

Free Community Event! 10 a.m. –  8:30 p.m. On Saturday, May 5th, Historic Davie will host the Daniel Boone Family Festival in Historic Downtown Mocksville.  Featuring local artisans,  historic reenactors, Fort Dobbs, historical tours throughout the county, food,  contests, and live music, and a kids area with free inflatables and balloon artistry, there’s something for everyone at the all-day event which runs from 10 a.m – 5 p.m. The festival ends at  5 p.m. but the entertainment continues until 8:30 p.m. at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater. Retrace the Steps of Daniel Boone, the Revolutionary War, Historic Homes and More! Daniel […]
April 26, 2019

Free Community Event ~ Arts Smart Festival ~ This Saturday At Davie County High School!

What makes arts education so important?  Fostering creativity?  Acquiring confidence?  Allowing expression and communication?  Promoting collaboration?  The arts build so many important skills, and they contribute to students’ success–both currently and in the future. Each year, Davie County Schools and Ashley Furniture join forces to celebrate the arts through an annual community festival.  This free event also provides a wonderful way for families and friends to enjoy some quality time together as they experience and enjoy the arts.  The 9th Annual Arts Smart Festival will be held Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Davie County High […]
April 12, 2019
Cooleemee Mocksville Memorial VFW Post 1119 with Commander Wayne Seamon.

Cooleemee-Mocksville VFW Hosting “All-You-Can-Eat” Breakfast on Saturday, April 20th

Support Local Combat Veterans – at the Cooleemee-Mocksville Memorial VFW Post 1119 Annual All You Can Eat Breakfast! On Saturday, April 20th, from 7-11 AM, The Cooleemee- Mocksville VFW will host a Breakfast. The All-You-Can-Eat breakfast will include ham, sausage, eggs, grits and gravy, biscuits, coffee and juice for just $7 per adult and $3.50 for kids 10 and under. The Cooleemee Mocksville Memorial VFW is located at 7722 Highway 801 South in Cooleemee. Wayne Seamon, VFW Post 1119 commander since 2001, challenges everyone to “be a partner in patriotism and to come on out, enjoy a great meal and […]
March 27, 2019

Davie Community Foundation Breaks Ground on Cognition Interactive Learning Center and Makerspace in Mocksville!

It all starts with a scoop of dirt! The Davie Community Foundation (DCF) broke ground last week on COGNITION, an interactive learning center and makerspace coming to downtown Mocksville in January 2020. The mission of COGNITION is to create an interactive space for children, families, and the community to acquire knowledge through adventurous play, investigative learning, and creative growth. Jane Simpson, president of the Foundation, envisions COGNITION as a space where learners of all ages are able to ask questions and then discover answers through inspiring learning. “The exhibits and programming will have a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) […]
March 11, 2019

The evolution of Davie County’s elementary schools

Note: This article, by EdNC staff, was originally published on Education NC (EdNC –The evolution of Davie County’s elementary schools) and is republished here with permission. With the help of the Mebane Foundation, Davie County has embarked on a mission to improve reading in its elementary schools. Yesterday, EducationNC talked about the success the DavieLEADS grant has had in helping turn around Cooleemee Elementary, but the initiative is active throughout the other area elementary schools as well. DavieLEADS is a five-year, $2.5 million grant, with a specific goal to get kindergarten readiness from 70 percent to 90 percent and reading proficiency in […]
March 4, 2019
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest celebrates Cooleemee Elementary becoming one of the top four percent elementary schools in the state for academic growth. Courtesy of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s Facebook page.

DavieLEADS gives Cooleemee Elementary a boost

Note: This article, by EdNC staff, was originally published on February 27, 2019 on Education NC (EdNC –DavieLEADS gives Cooleemee Elementary a boost) and is republished here with permission. Davie County Public Schools got some good news last year. After the 2017-18 End-of-Grade test results were announced, the county discovered it had moved up from 45th to 17th out of all 115 districts in the state for third-grade reading proficiency. Cooleemee Elementary was singled out in those results for moving into the top 4 percent of all elementary schools in the state for academic growth. This growing success in the district is […]
February 14, 2019

Autumn Care Hosting Job Fair at New Mocksville Location on Friday, February 15

Autumn Care of Mocksville is holding a job fair on Friday, February 15th from 3-7 p.m. at its new facility at 498 Madison Road in Mocksville. The company is seeking nurses, CNA’s, environmental services, and dietary positions for its new facility. Please bring updated resumes and any references you have with you! For more information, contact Michele Guthrie at 336-751-3535 or visit https://www.saberhealthcare.com.